Creative | Posted by Dawn Okoro on 11/12/2010
“Selfsploitation” delves into the psychology of sending sexually suggestive photos of one’s self by cellphone or posting them on social websites. The project includes drawings (some can be seen below), an essay, and a survey conducted on the artist’s blog.
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Feminism | Posted by Eli A on 12/2/2009
Utena, Feminism, and the Vision of All Possible Worlds
Revolutionary Girl Utena follows the life of a teenage girl, who, rescued by a prince in childhood, resolves to become a prince as an adult. The series combines a fantastic setting with realistic characters. If I sing its praises to the skies, it’s because the manga, anime and movie are excellent ways to introduce philosophical ideas to thirteen- and fourteen-year-olds, like I was when I first found it.
I can still remember picking up “Revolutionary Girl Utena” in the bookstore. It was like a bomb going off. Here was a comic book, ostensibly light reading, with a feminist, artistic and philosophical message. At the time, I didn’t think of it like that, it just seemed cool, and somehow different from all that Britney Spears bubblegum shlock. And it was.